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Letter to Members

March 2023

Dear Chapter Members,

It is with great excitement that I announce the results of our recent Board of Directors (BOD) election. The membership votes overwhelmingly supported the board of directors’ recommendation for the new board. This recommendation came after some difficult and careful consideration by the previous BOD. I want to thank all the members that voted, and all of the candidates who stepped forward to volunteer their time for this service. Without this level of support, it would not be possible to continue with our efforts to serve our community.
In January we held our last board meeting for the outgoing board, and during that call we approved the elections results making it official. Please join us in recognizing the following individuals who are transitioning off the board, for their contributions over the past year or more. Todd Predmore of Skanska who has been a key contributor working with West Side Economic Alliance, 7 x24 International Chapter, and various support for events and activities. Kathryn Rose of Siemens who has been serving on the board for several years, and most recently as our Vice President for the past 2 years. We will miss Kathryn's thought leadership, and organizational skills. Finally, we wish to thank Meghan Pearson of Stack Infrastructure who has been on the board initially as an Executive Director, and more recently as an elected Director. Meghan and Kathryn both supported the start of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), and WIMCO (Women in Mission Critical) activities for our chapter. Todd, Kathryn, and Meaghan are stepping into new industry opportunities, and we look forward to their staying active as chapter members.
Our first kickoff with the new board of directors is scheduled for Friday, February 10th. Along with myself and the rest of the membership, please join me in congratulating the recently elected board. Stay tuned for more updates on our plans to follow.
President – Paul Vaccaro, VP Operations, Prime Data Centers
Treasurer – Chris Wilkes, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology, Nike
Vice President – Lee Moss, President/CEO, Zavtek
Secretary - Melissa Rogers, SR Business Development Manager, Portland General Electric
Director – Brett Strohlein, Mission Critical Preconstruction Lead, Rosendin Electric
Director – Alan Laurie, Project Executive, Clayco
Director - Bill Cory, Regional VP of Sales, Flexential
Director – Brent Smith, Director Strategic Accounts, Neutrality Data Centers
Director – Nick Triska, Regional Industry Development, Greater Portland, Inc.
Director – Aaron Seymour, project Executive, McKinstry
Director – Don Atwood, DC Operations Leader, Amazon
Director – Matthew Jackson, Vice President, Lease Crutcher Lewis

Paul Vaccaro
President-BOD, Oregon and SW Washington 7 x 24

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